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Corbyn: Serial rebel with designs on Downing Street

Liverpool - Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has repeatedly beaten the odds in his long and colourful career and may stand to benefit from government divisions over Brexit but his leftist views and handling of disputes have proved deeply controversial.

UK Labour calls for worker ownership, nationalisations

Liverpool - Britain's main opposition Labour Party on Monday called for mass nationalisation and a new scheme to give workers a share of company dividends that was dismissed by big business.

Iran adhering to nuclear deal: British PM

Washington - Iran is adhering to its commitments under the Iran nuclear deal and the accord -- repudiated by the United States -- should stay in place, Britain's prime minister said in an interview broadcast on Sunday.

UK Labour hopes to paper over Brexit splits for united front

Liverpool - Britain's Labour Party kicked off its annual conference on Sunday hoping to prove it was ready to unseat the embattled Conservative government despite its own splits on Brexit and rows over anti-Semitism.

Poisoning suspicions hang over Russian's death probe

London - The lawyer for a Russian millionaire who mysteriously died in England after helping expose an alleged Russian money laundering scheme urged an inquest Friday not to dismiss the possibility his client was poisoned.

UKIP chief defends backing far-right leader

London - The head of Britain's eurosceptic UKIP party on Friday defended attempting to enlist a far-right leader with a growing international profile to boost its depressed membership numbers.

May says EU response to UK Brexit plan 'unacceptable'

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May said Friday the European Union's abrupt dismissal this week of her Brexit plan was unacceptable, as she conceded negotiations were "at an impasse".

British PM hits back at EU over Brexit plan

London - Prime Minister Theresa May hit back Friday at the European Union after it roundly rejected her Brexit plan, saying its refusal to compromise was "not acceptable" and warning she was still prepared to walk away from the talks.

Brexit 'humiliation' leaves May vulnerable: UK papers

London - Prime Minister Theresa May's "humiliation" at the hands of EU leaders who rejected her Brexit plans dominated Britain's front pages Friday, although eurosceptic publications accused her tormenters of mafia-style behaviour.

Brexit is a prickly affair, says EU's Juncker

Vienna - Relations between the EU and Britain have always been a bit prickly, but EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday that the Brexit negotiations are beginning to resemble the courtship of two hedgehogs.

James Bond carmaker Aston Martin targets £5.1 bn IPO

London - Aston Martin, the luxury British sports car brand favoured by fictional spy James Bond 007, said Thursday that its upcoming stock market flotation would look to value the group at up to £5.1 billion ($6.7 billion, 5.7 billion euros).

Malta PM claims EU leaders 'almost unanimous' for second Brexit vote

London - Malta's prime minister on Thursday signalled unexpected support from EU leaders for a second referendum on Brexit in Britain, boosting a growing campaign for a new poll despite the British government's trenchant opposition.

EU leaders 'almost unanimous' for second Brexit vote: Malta PM

London - There is "almost unanimous" backing among European Union leaders for Britain to hold another referendum on Brexit, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said Thursday.

Millennium fortune: Han Solo jacket up for auction in London

London - The jacket worn by loveable Star Wars scoundrel Han Solo in "The Empire Strikes Back" as well as Indiana Jones's signature fedora are among rare movie memorabilia going under the hammer in London on Thursday.

What's holding up Brexit talks? The Irish issue explained

London - The main sticking point in Brexit negotiations is the future of the Irish border once Britain leaves the EU, with Brussels and London seemingly at loggerheads over the issue.

What's holding up Brexit talks? The Irish border issue explained

London - The main sticking point in Brexit negotiations is the future of the Irish border once Britain leaves the EU, with Brussels and London seemingly at loggerheads over the issue.

Post-Brexit Britain shouldn't favour EU workers: report

London - Britain should not offer preferential access to European Union workers over those from outside the bloc after Brexit, a government-commissioned report said Tuesday.

Tusk suggests EU Brexit summit to avert 'catastrophe'

Apo - European leaders may need to hold an extra summit in November to clinch a Brexit deal and avert "a catastrophe" when Britain leaves in March, EU President Donald Tusk warned Tuesday.

Fresh push for second Brexit vote faces race against time

Brighton - Britain's main anti-Brexit party ramped up calls Tuesday for a second referendum -- but time could be running out as Britain approaches the last six months before leaving the EU."Brexit is not inevitable.

End of the 'Scallop Wars': French and UK fishermen agree truce

Paris - French and British fishermen agreed Monday to end their battle over access to scallop-rich waters in the English Channel, three weeks after the long-simmering conflict flared into a high-seas confrontation.

French, UK fishermen agree 'Scallop Wars' truce

Paris - French fishermen said they had reached an agreement with their British counterparts on Monday over access to scallop-rich waters in the English Channel, after the long-simmering "Scallop Wars" flared into a high-seas confrontation last month.

Burberry's new star shows off debut collection in London

London - Burberry's new star designer Riccardo Tisci put his own twist on the venerable British company's classic style for its streetwear and luxury fashion show at London's Fashion Week on Monday.

EU must do 'everything possible' to avoid hard Brexit, says Austria

Paris - The European Union must do "everything possible to avoid a hard Brexit," Austria's chancellor said on Monday ahead of a summit of EU leaders where Britain's exit from the bloc will be top of the agenda.

My Brexit plan or crash out of EU: UK PM

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May has warned that her Brexit plan is the only alternative to crashing out of the European Union without agreement, in an interview broadcast Monday.

British PM 'irritated' by leadership speculation

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May said Sunday she was "irritated" by speculation about a leadership contest as she slammed former foreign secretary Boris Johnson, seen as her most likely challenger.

Turkey jails British ex-soldier over 'terror' links

Ankara - A Turkish court has sentenced a former British soldier to seven-and-a-half years in jail for alleged links to a Kurdish militia that Ankara considers a "terrorist" group.

Dutch 'expelled two Russian spies over Novichok lab plot'

Den Haag - Dutch intelligence services arrested two alleged Russian spies on suspicion of planning to hack a Swiss laboratory investigating the poisoning of double agent Sergei Skripal, reports and officials said Friday.

UK Labour signals will vote against Brexit deal

London - Britain's main opposition Labour party is likely to vote against the Brexit deal being negotiated by the government with the EU, a senior figure said Friday.

Anti-Brexit campaigner seeks to 'end the chaos'

Dover - Leading anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller launched an information campaign Friday to help "end the chaos" surrounding Britain's looming departure from the European Union.

Brexit negotiators in call ahead of EU summit

Apo - Britain and Europe's chief Brexit negotiators held their latest round of talks by telephone Friday but made little fresh progress just days before a major EU summit.
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